Author: Sean Hargreaves
Publisher: Design Studio Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.47h x 12.05w x 0.64d
About the Author
Sean Hargreaves was born in Lancashire, England to an engineer father and artistic mother. He lived in the green countryside of Northern England until his mid-teens and then moved to the US with his family. Hargreaves excelled in the field of Industrial Design and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
In the early nineties, Hargreaves was hired as a concept artist on The Fifth Element, working alongside famed fantasy artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud. During this time in Paris, Hargreaves' appreciation and understanding of Architecture skyrocketed and subsequently influenced his work to this day; he soon developed an almost photorealistic style of illustration using multiple media expertly.
After returning from Paris, Hargreaves worked on a number of large feature films with well know directors such as SEVEN with David Fincher, G.I. JANE with Ridley Scott, HEAT with Michael Mann and JURASSIC PARK with Steven Spielberg. He also art directed a series of music videos and commercials at this time. In the late nineties, Hargreaves went to work at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic.
Hargreaves has twice won the AICP award for production design in commercials. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has been nominated three times for the Art Directors Guild Award for excellence in production design. His work was also featured in the exhibition, "PIXAR: 20 years of animation" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as well in the books Concept Design 2, The Making of Jurassic Park: the Lost World and Cinefex, to name a few.
Hargreaves currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and works as a production designer in the entertainment industry and as a freelance design consultant.